Information boards for hand washing stand at the entrance as customers enter the Lakeside shopping centre.

Intu Properties, the owner of Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Lakeside in Essex, said on Friday it was headed into administration after failing to re(...)

Wall Street surged on encouraging early data about  a potential coronavirus vaccine, with investors also counting on more stimulus to rescue the US economy. Photograph: Getty Images

Global equity markets surged yesterday and oil rallied to highs last seen in mid-April as data from a potential Covid-19 vaccine trial by US grou(...)

  Philip Green, whose retail empire faces a make-or-break vote on its future on Wednesday as it seeks approval for its restructuring plans, deciding the fate of 18,000 employees.   Photograph:   Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Philip Green’s Arcadia fashion group has secured backing for a controversial restructuring plan after a meeting of creditors voted to approve it. The(...)

Hammerson’s initial bid of about $5 billion  for Intu had come as shopping-centre owners try to combine to cut costs and focus on premium properties. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Hammerson, the part-owner of Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin, has withdrawn its offer to buy Intu Properties, a deal that would have created the UK’s bi(...)

Hammerson is a part-owner of Dundrum town centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

French shopping centre operator Klepierre has abandoned a £5 billion (€5.78 billion) bid for Hammerson, accusing the British property company of faili(...)

German Stock Market,  May 8th, 2017. Photograph: Getty

European stocks closed near the highest level since August 2015, ending the session little changed after centrist Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the Fre(...)

The FTSE 100: A quarterly review, based on closing prices, is likely to push some companies out and add others on. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Smurfit Kappa is involved in a three-way battle to secure one of at least two spots up for grabs this week on London’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index. Wit(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)